By volunteering with ABA you can make a difference to mothers, babies, families and communities. Help support breastfeeding mothers, promote breastfeeding and educate our community by undertaking one of the tasks or roles within the Association. Whatever your capacity, there is sure to be a role for you. Volunteering with ABA can fit in with life’s many commitments.
What’s in it for you?
- Is fun
- Feels good
- Opens doors
- Adds useful skills and experience
- Is great for CVs
- Create friendships
- Makes a real difference
I would recommend volunteering with ABA to anyone. There are multiple opportunities to participate as much or as little as you have time for and it brings you closer to other mothers/families and to your community. Bec - Banksia Group VIC
Volunteering with ABA has increased my confidence, particularly when I was on maternity leave. I have also developed friendships and skills as a result of volunteering with ABA. Rebekah - Kalamunda group, WA
As an ABA volunteer, you are really appreciated for whatever time you can manage to spare, be it only an hour! You can choose when to help and if you have issues with your children that day, there is always someone to take over or give you a hand. It is very flexible. Belinda - Banksia Group VIC
ABA needs volunteers for:
- one-off events
- short and longer term projects
- in local groups
- specific interest task groups at local, state and national levels
ABA volunteer breastfeeding counsellors and community educators provide many of the Association’s services to mothers and educating the community. Check what is involved in training to become an ABA breastfeeding counsellor or community educator.
Find out more:
- By reading some of our volunteers’ stories.
- See what volunteering options are available in local groups and what kinds of activities you can help with across the Association
- Check out any specific vacant positions needed by the Association
What do you need to do to be an ABA volunteer?
All ABA volunteers need to undertake a basic online induction to Workplace Health and Safety.
Some volunteering roles require ABA personal membership and an agreement to abide by ABA’s Code of Ethics. These volunteers are also encouraged to undertake an induction to volunteering with ABA. All members can access this as an online presentation through the member-only My ABA page. You can find out more by talking to your local group leader.
Interested in volunteering with ABA? We’d love to hear from you!